Cannibalistic Liberian warlord who raped, murdered, mutilated victims gets 30 years in U.S. prison after lying to gain asylum

Cannibalistic Liberian warlord who raped, murdered, mutilated victims gets 30 years in U.S. prison after lying to gain asylum
Jungle Jabbah

[Ed. – The only downside to this story is that U.S. taxpayers will be on the hook for his room and board for the next 30 years.]

A former Liberian warlord known as ‘Jungle Jabbah’ was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for gaining U.S. asylum by lying about his role in the civil war in his homeland and atrocities he committed, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.

Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, who has lived in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, since the late 1990s, was found guilty in October on two counts of fraud in immigration documents and two counts of perjury.

During the height of Liberia’s first civil war from 1992 to 1995, Jabbateh, while serving as commander of a warring group, either personally committed or ordered acts such as rapes, ritual cannibalism, mutilation, murder and the use of child soldiers, according to prosecutors.

An attorney for Jabbateh, Greg Pagano of Philadelphia, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

While applying for asylum in December 1998, and then for permanent legal residency later on, Jabbateh was not truthful about his membership in the group known as the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO), and later ULIMO-K, rebel groups that battled for control of Liberia, prosecutors said.

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